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Old 03-28-2020, 12:01 PM   #1
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Looking to change out my radiator. What’s a good choice for a 95 with a 4 Cyl


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Old 03-28-2020, 01:56 PM   #2
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I believe most of the aftermarket radiators are universal for 4 cyl, 6 cyl, auto and manual now. Rockauto lists one that’s 1” thick. I’d grab that one if it’s the thickest one.
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Did the truck get rolled? Both the radiator and the A/C's condenser are smashed down a bit. Or just drop the engine on 'em? :-{

If you are not replacing the condenser, while the radiator is out, be sure to pressure-clean the condenser (from the engine bay toward the front {reverse of the normal air flow direction}).
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Get the V6 radiator same mounts and hoses, thicker core (1" vs 5/8")
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There is a seller on ebay that has the all aluminum radiators for our trucks. It is expensive. Besides that option, a v6 rad can be found for about 50 dollars.
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A while back I ordered one from Rockauto, about 75$ after shipping. Someone said they got it free shipping.
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Did the truck get rolled? Both the radiator and the A/C's condenser are smashed down a bit. Or just drop the engine on 'em? :-{

If you are not replacing the condenser, while the radiator is out, be sure to pressure-clean the condenser (from the engine bay toward the front {reverse of the normal air flow direction}).
Not rolled but hit in th PS by PO
Need to replace radiator support too
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I'm happy with the OSC radiator I put in mine a few years ago. Definitely get the V6 radiator, it'll bolt right up. The only caveat to that is that the fan shroud may or may not line up with the mounting holes in the new radiator. I had to very carefully drill some new ones and used self-tapping screws to hold it in. If you have an automatic you'll want to get one that has a trans. cooler. If it's a stick shift you can still buy the auto radiator if it's cheaper and just ignore the cooler.

Oh, and while it's out take the time to clean the A/C condenser.
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you can avoid drilling by using those little zip-tie transmission cooler mount ties. google it and youll understand.



is it an automatic? if it is, id slap a transmission cooler in there while the radiator is out. i did one on another car and its magical
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Anybody know about this
https://www.mishimoto.com/1995-1997-...-radiator.html
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